new years sale at openhouse!

[andy warhol, after the party]

shop online now through saturday and save 20% off of your order!
hurry, hurry! things are moving fast...Happy New Year to all of our
amazing customers. you've made 2010 a great one. we can't wait to
see what 2011 has to offer! happy shopping! k&m


maybe the cutest thing all season...

these pies in a jar might be our most favorite thing yet. one of
those "wish i'd thought of it" christmas treats. too late for December
25th, but just in time for new years eve! happy shopping! k&m

found on twitter via @modernjune


last day to order for christmas delivery!

order by 2pm today and we'll guarantee your package will ship same
day...lots of great last minute items available...whiskey stones, travel
mugs, gurgle pots, perch! holiday keepsake candles...happy holidays!
xoxo, k&m


pucker up...

we've got misteltoe! one of our most favorite items for the season.
felted mistletoe from roost has just come in and we couldn't be happier.
grab one while you can...they're going fast! k&m


cattail wreaths

are finally in! so many of you have been asking about them and we've been
(im)patiently waiting on their arrival. available online and in-store now in
two sizes. happy shopping! k&m


this just in...

new scents from Lucia Candles! we've restocked on our most
popular one and added a few new ones. the pomegranate and
red currant is yummy and subtle and we're expecting it to be just
as fast-moving as the rest of them! available in two sizes: 50
hour for $22 and 20 hour for $10. makes a great stocking stuffer
or teacher gift for the holidays! happy shopping! k&m


the cutest Christmas wreath ever....

found via Creature Comforts. we're not big DIYers around here...but
this is about the most charming and lovely decoration we've ever
come across. could this be the one thing that can motivate us to
craft? ;o) we'll let you know. in the meantime, check out the tutorial
and decide for yourself if you're up to the task! k&m


ladies home journal...

is featuring our super-popular polka dot travel mugs in their 2010 gift
guide and giveaway. check us out
here and leave a comment for a
chance to win a large and a small mug along with all of the other gifts
mentioned!! happy shopping! k&m


gifted magazine has launched!

and we are so honored to be one of the sponsors that
helped make it happen! we're overwhelmed by the
beautiful photography, interesting articles and massive
gift guides. martha stewart better watch out! ;o)

take some time to look through Gifted and keep an eye out
for the openhouse ad, designed by the talented Stacey Day,
on page 96.

new lunch totes arriving!

we're so excited to get another order of FLUF lunch totes in to the
shop. they were such a big hit and now we've added some cute new
designs...tutus, doggy bag and "apple". we've got lots more of the popular
"on my way to eat a salad" and "lunch" totes as well!

each tote is made from 100% certified organic cotton with water-based
inks and are totally machine washable. the liners are BPA free and rinseable.
great for grown-ups, easy for kids (with snap closure). we are just smitten!

stop by the shop this week or order online for shipping on 11/3/10. happy
november! k&m


famer's market baskets are back!

after 2 months without them, our beloved white, ceramic berry baskets
are back in stock. they were hugely popular last time, back ordered for
ages and wait-listed on the site...so make sure you grab one up while you
can. the large plum basket still is not available; due in the shop around
the first of the year. happy shopping! k&m


limited edition candle pots from perch!

we're so excited to be one of the few shops carrying the limited edition
(just 200 will be made) candle pots from Amy Adams at perch! 7 designs
in 4 colors will be filled with slightly scented soy wax. when you are done
with the candle, the wax washes out and you are left with a lovely cup to
hold pens and pencils, flowers or any number of things. they should ship
November 20th. so stay tuned and we'll let you know when they arrive in
store. if you have a particular color or pattern you know you want, shoot
us an email and we'll reserve it for you! happy shopping! k&m


15% off through the end of October!

log on to www.openhouse-richmond.com and place your orders through the
end of the month and receive 15% off! use the code OCT15 at checkout.
lots of great new additions to the site. enjoy! and happy shopping!! k&m


falling in love...

with these beautiful and most charming ceramics from UK-based designer,
Hanne Rysgaard. each one is so lovely on it's own, but it's hard not to want
a whole group of creamers and jugs and cups and teapots. we'll find a way
to get these in the shop, but in the meantime, they ship to the states! enjoy!
and happy shopping. k&m


loving this...

line of slip-cast earthenware from welsh ceramicist, Lowri Davies.
she decorates each piece with industrial transfers of her own design.
functional and exquisite and on our list of must haves! k&m


this just in...

lovely new scents from Lucia, the latest addition to our growing list of designers in the shop. hand-poured and made from clean burning organic soy, these candles come packaged ready to give (or enjoy yourself) in a number of beautiful designs. available in two sizes, a 20 hour and 50 hour candle. we hope you love them as much as we do! happy shopping! k&m


loving this...

new collection of book jackets by Coraline Bickford-Smith for Penguin Books. we've already signed up to be notified when they are available. a great addition to any library, large or small!

found via creature comforts


this just in...

whiskey stones!! we're so excited to have these in the shop. made of natural Vermont soapstone, these cool "rocks" are great to chill your favorite spirit without diluting (or altering) it's flavor. a set of 9 come in a cute draw string bag and their own gift box. great host gift for a football party!


this just in...

beautiful new designs from Pacific and Rose. Elizabeth's tea towels have
been hugely popular over the last year and these do not disappoint.
i'm partial to Sarita, but also excited to have a new version of the
James and classic blue Arts & Crafts in the mix. available online now
and in store tomorrow for $8 each. happy shopping! k&m


{arts& crafts, blue}



this just in...

well, almost just in! we're so excited to get our new polka-dot travel mugs in that we just had to post about them today. as a tea drinker, i'm constantly annoyed that every aluminum-lined travel mug in our house tastes like my husband's coffee! but now i'll have my own double-walled porcelain mug. topped with a silicone lid that looks just like the plastic ones, these are microwave and dishwasher safe and just adorable. we've got two sizes, 9 ounce and 11 and a variety of fun colors. in store and online starting Tuesday!!! happy shopping1 k&m


openhouse on re-nest

check us out on Apartment Therapy's re-nest this afternoon.
a great little feature on our handmade kantha quilts!! Thanks, AT!


this just in...

some seriously cool spring/summer finds. ceramic farmer's market baskets
are truly the highlight of the season. and these amira paper tealight holders?
beautiful. check them out, plus some other fun finds (coming later this week)
online and in store.


loving this...

from hammerman on etsy. we're just planting the first of our herbs
and these would be so great. thinking these might need to be added
to the shop as well! enjoy! k&m


mud australia on sale!

hey folks. been a while since we posted. if you miss getting the goods, make sure
to friend us on facebook and get daily updates, links and info: openhouse on facebook.

in the meantime, however, wanted to let all of you in blog-land know about some
great new items that have been added to our spring cleaning sale. mud australia dinnerware
at insane prices, anne black vases and serving bowls, karin eriksson bowls, bla bla winter
hats and booties and of course a number of great john robshaw pillows that we need to
clear to make room for more. a few other mud serving pieces to be posted this week, so
be sure to check back to the sale section regularly. happy shopping! k&m


handmade lighting

we're not much for the diy around here. it's why we SELL what other
creative minds make rather than attempt it ourselves. but sometimes a
design element is out of your reach financially and you just have to make
do. while looking for hanging light options, and knowing that George Nelson
was never going to happen, we came across these seemingly easy and utterly
chic diy lamps. actually completing it is one thing, but a girl can dream on this
dreary winter day...






our frazier and wing mobiles once again being talked about online.
this time it's the fave girls from cool mom picks letting you all know
that the mobile is the must have. we have a couple still in stock. check
them out online and in store.


happy new year!

thanks to everyone for a fantastic 2009. we have some great things to look forward to in 2010 and look forward to sharing them with you all. thanks for your support in store and online. we have some talented new designers to roll out this year as well as the same great items from the same great designers we've been introducing you to for the past 2 and a half years. happy shopping!!! k&m